Santa Cruz is an activist nirvana. If you’re looking to get involved in a social issue and can’t find a group working on it here, it probably doesn’t exist.  Fuel your sense of community by getting involved!

Check out this list of local non-profits working to make a positive difference:

 

Transition Santa Cruz: www.transitionsc.org

Organic Farming Research Foundation: ofrf.org

Save our Shores: www.saveourshores.org

Fishwise: www.fishwise.org

Slow Food Santa Cruz: www.slowfoodsantacruz.com

Resource Conservation District of SC County: www.rcdsantacruz.org

Pachamama Alliance: www.pachamama.org

Pluck Flastic: www.pluckfastic.org

Ecology Action: www.ecoact.org

People Power: www.nvcsantacruz.org

Santa Cruz Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF): www.wilpf.got.net

Resource Center for Non-Violence:  www.nvcsantacruz.org

Barrios Unidos:  www.barriosunidos.net

YES!: www.yesworld.org

FoodWhat?!: www.foodwhat.org

Second Harvest Food Bank: www.thefoodbank.org

Homeless Garden Project: www.homelessgardenproject.org

Lightfood Industries: www.lightfootind.com

Sierra Club Santa Cruz County Group: ventana.sierraclub.org/santacruz/home.html

Ecological Landscaping Association: www.ecolandscaping.org

SC Community Water Coalition: www.watersavingtips.org

100 Women Who Care Santa Cruz: www.100wwc.org/sc

Santa Cruz County Meals on Wheels: www.communitybridges.org/meals.htm

M.O.M.S. Moms Offering Moms Support: www.momsclub.org

Environmental Cleanup Coalition: www.gyrecleanup.org

Island Conservation: www.IslandConservationsociety.com

Valley Women’s Club of the San Lorenzo Valley: www.vwcweb.org

Indy Bay: www.indybay.org

Subrosa Community Space: www.subrosaproject.org

Surfrider Foundation: www.surfridersantacruz.org

Seymour Marine Discovery Center: www2.ucsc.edu/seymourcenter

Trips for Kids Santa Cruz: www.tripsforkidssantacruz.org

Friends of Arana Gulch: http://members.cruzio.com/~arana/

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